I recently visited Kansas City for the first time in over 15 years and enjoyed walking it's downtown streets observing its numerous architectural photo opportunities. Armed with my Fujifilm X-T1 and the 16-55mm lens, I began my urban photo safari at a local coffee house, the Roasterie, featuring a vintage DC-3. I savored my very first nitro infused cold coffee at this very stunningly cool coffee shop.
If you're a coffee fan, you must try this ice cold nitro infusion. It was so smooth requiring no creamer and had the texture of a Guinness!
Here's a shot from my Instagram feed:
After coffee, I Uber'd myself into downtown. Luckily, some fast moving clouds coupled with a variable ND filter helped make this 10 second exposure:
Ghost signs provide insight to a building's historical past:
Opened in 1914, the Beaux-Arts styled Union Station is stunning! Here's a ceiling portion of the grand hall 95 feet above me with the chandelier weighing 3500 pounds.
A sweet font and window detail:
Since it was Sunday, this was closed so I had amazing BBQ instead. I love old retro signs!
Finally, a TWA rocketship. I want one.
As you can see, Kansas City offers lots of fun architectural details to appreciate. I look forward to my next visit!